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Congressman Jodey Arrington

Representing the 19th District of Texas

Rep. Arrington Fights for Rural America, Prepares for Next Farm Bill

February 16, 2017
Press Release
Congressman Arrington says he will continue to work with Chairman Mike Conaway to support a strong farm bill, one that includes a fix for cotton, before the bill expires in 2018.

WASHINGTON - The House Committee on Agriculture held a hearing to review the economic challenges facing rural America and to provide context for the needs of rural communities in the next farm bill. Congressman Jodey Arrington, a freshman member of the House Agriculture Committee, expressed the challenges farmers and ranchers in the 19th Congressional District are facing and the urgency needed to address them.

 

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During the hearing, Congressman Jodey Arrington stated, in-part:

“I certainly believe strongly that if we’re going to make America great again, we need a strong and sustainable rural America. I don’t know who is going to feed and clothe the American people if rural America isn’t healthy and I don’t know who is going to fuel the American economy if rural America isn’t healthy.”

In Washington, Arrington has emphasized the often overlooked importance of rural America in several hearings across his committee assignments. Arrington refers to small communities as the "heartbeat of America and the backbone of the traditional values that have made our nation strong."

Congressman Arrington says he will continue to work with Chairman Mike Conaway to support a strong farm bill, one that includes a fix for cotton, before the bill expires in 2018.